An Amsterdam court on Monday handed down an 18-month prison sentence to Spartak Moscow’s Dutch international striker Quincy Promes for stabbing a relative at a family party.
The 31-year-old player, who pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, was tried for “attempted manslaughter”. The Spartak Moscow striker did not appear in court during the sentencing because he currently lives in Russia.
Representatives of the Public Prosecution Office said that his deportation request was “premature”.
His lawyer said the “disappointed” Promes would appeal.
Promes was accused of stabbing a relative in the leg at a birthday party in July 2020, where a fight broke out over an allegedly stolen necklace.
The court stated that it “took into account that the suspect was a professional player and a well-known Dutch personality and therefore exercised an exemplary job”.
“The court blames the suspect for not taking responsibility for his behavior,” she added.
The public prosecutor, who last year demanded that Promes be imprisoned for two years, had to withdraw the attempted murder charges for lack of evidence.
The investigation began in light of wiretaps in a separate drug-trafficking case in which Promes was also implicated.
Promes was accused in May of importing several hundred kilograms of cocaine through the Belgian port of Antwerp in 2020.
The Dutch news agency ANB quoted his lawyer, Robert Malevich, as saying, “Our client asked us to appeal. We discussed the ruling briefly. His reaction was frustrating. We will study the ruling carefully, but he has already asked us to appeal.”
Malevich added that the appeal would focus on wiretapping.
Promes scored seven goals in 50 matches with the Dutch national team, and participated with him in the European Cup 2020, which was held in the summer of 2021 due to the “Covid-19” virus, but he has not been called up to the ranks of the Orange since then.
Promes started his football career with Twente Enschede before becoming a professional in the ranks of Spartak Moscow (2014-2018) and was chosen as the best player in the Russian League in 2017, and from there to Spanish Seville (2018-2019), then he landed in Ajax for 15 million euros.
Promes was forced to return to the ranks of Spartak Moscow in February 2021 due to his legal problems.
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